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Avocado Mattress Reviews

An in-depth review of the Avocado Green Mattress, which uses natural and organic materials

This is one of the most popular hybrid mattresses available online, mostly because of its eco-friendly construction and use of 100% organic certified latex, wool and organic cotton. In this review, we cover the major pros and cons of the Avocado bed.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • The environmentally-conscious shopper
  • Those who tend to sleep hot
  • Particularly back and stomach sleepers, though certain side sleepers will be just fine
  • People who want a latex mattress (responsive and durable)
  • All body types (small, medium and large)

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Anyone working with a limited budget (under $1,000)
  • Petite side sleepers
  • Those who aren’t concerned with eco benefits (that’s partially what you’re paying for)

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Outline For This Avocado Bed Review

Avocado Green Mattress Review: Video Overview

We realize not everybody out there wants to read a 2,000+ word review so Jeff on our team published a short video instead, which details what you need to know about the Avocado bed-in-a-box.

However, keep in mind, there are a lot of details you should consider before buying a new mattress. Keep reading to learn more about the Avocado Green Mattress.

Delivery & Returns: How It All Works

The online mattress industry has some pretty standard policies when it comes to shipping, returns, trial periods, and the like. Generally speaking, you can expect to receive free shipping, a 100-night risk-free trial period, free returns with a full refund within that time, or a 10-year warranty should you keep the mattress.

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Avocado is one heck of a mattress

Although this is all standard, some companies will veer from the script. Avocado, for example, offers free shipping, a full year sleep trial, free returns and a 25-year warranty. It is a limited warranty, though, and it’s always a good idea to read the fine print for yourself. You can find all the details of their warranty policy on their website.

Despite being a somewhat heavy mattress—like a lot of the beds we’ve reviewed—Avocado ships in a box. It’s compressed and rolled up inside plastic wrapping. Here’s a shot of our team unpacking our Avocado bed.

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Unbox, unroll, and set up

Because it’s a decently hefty mattress, you’ll probably want a friend to give you a hand with the unboxing process. Luckily, Matt had Jeffrey “The Jet” to help him out.

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The final stages of the unboxing process

To fit the mattress in its box, it has to be tightly folded and compressed. You’ll want to give your new bed up to 48 hours to fully take shape. Honestly, though, this whole unboxing process is actually kind of fun, especially if it’s your first time.

Price, Coupon Code & Sale Discussion

Given its eco-friendly design, the Avocado Green Mattress ends up being a slightly more expensive bed. Compared to other online mattresses, Avocado isn’t going to win any recognition for affordability, but that’s not really the point with this mattress.

The Avocado mattress is intended to be a good buy for the money if you place a lot of value on natural and organic materials. You can find a breakdown of the pricing for each size, with and without the additional topper, below.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$959
Twin XL$999
Full$1,199
Queen$1,399
King / Cal King$1,699

No matter how you look at it, this bed is an investment—a product that you will keep for 7+ years in most cases.  And while it is a pricey bed, the company does offer coupon codes on occasion. We likely have a deal on this page for you (green box to the right), but you can always check the Avocado website for current offers and promotions. Bottom line: Avocado isn’t cheap, but it’s a solid, well-constructed mattress and the price isn’t crazy, all things considered.

Firmness Rating For Avocado Latex Mattress

The Avocado is a hybrid mattress, meaning its construction contains both foam and coils. While hybrid beds come in all sorts of different feels, this one happens to feel exactly as you’d expect. The coils give it a bit of that traditional innerspring feel, while the foam provides a thin layer of softness to the bed that can be added to with the optional pillow topper.

The Pillow Top Option will cost you between $240 and $500 extra, depending on what size mattress you’re adding it to. With the addition, you get an extra 2″ of latex foam, which helps to soften up the bed.

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Without the topper, this is a firm bed. With the topper, it softens up to about a medium-firm. Either way, this probably isn’t for anyone looking for a cozy, sink-in feel from their mattress. In other words, if you like memory foam, Avocado isn’t the bed for you. If, however, you want a responsive, durable and thick mattress, Avocado could be the right choice for you.

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Both with and without the extra couple inches of foam (from the optional topper), though, the Avocado is great in terms of responsiveness. It bounces back quickly after being depressed, which means you won’t be leaving a you-shaped canyon behind when you turn over during the night. Here’s an example of just how quick Avocado is in responding to pressure.

Good responsiveness also means it won’t take any particular effort to switch positions while you sleep—no feeling stuck. For certain sleeper types, this can help you get more restful sleep since you aren’t having to fight your mattress to switch sleeping positions at night.

Natural & Organic Features Of The Avocado Mattress

The Avocado Green mattress is known for its natural and organic materials, along with the company’s eco-conscious manufacturing practices. As we’ve said, those features are a big reason why you’ll be paying a bit more for this type of mattress.

Let’s break it down by materials and the relevant certifications.

Avocado uses 100% GOLS organic certified latex that is sustainability harvested from rubber trees and manufactured in a facility in India that the company actually owns. Latex, when it’s natural and not synthetic, is an antimicrobial material. This means it discourages dust mites from moving into your mattress and, in turn, helps prevent allergy symptoms, like itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, and headaches.

You’ll also find 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) organic certified wool in the Avocado mattress. The wool is sourced from a cooperative in India that Avocado owns and operates. It acts as a moisture-wicking material and a natural flame retardant.

The cover of the Avocado is button-tufted and made from organic cotton that’s been GOTS certified. It’s USA-sourced and uses no chemical adhesives.

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Avocado has an off-white, earthy aesthetic

It’s also worth mentioning that all Avocado mattresses are handmade in the company’s Los Angeles factory that is GOTS and GOLS certified. Their beds are also GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL Environment. This certification ensures that the materials satisfy strict standards for emissions of pollutants and chemical exposure.

All of this combined is the reason that Avocado made our list of the Best Natural And Organic Mattresses.

More About Avocado’s Cover

As we mentioned, the cover on the Avocado mattress is organic cotton and button-tufted by hand. The material is soft and actually smells really nice. We compare it to a farmers’ market or even the outside of an actual avocado. It’s earthy.

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Organic cotton cover on the Avocado mattress

The cover is non-removable, which means your only option for cleaning up a spill is spot cleaning. However, that’s fairly standard. Even if a cover is removable, it’s rarely machine washable. Spot cleaning is very simple, though. Use warm water and a little bit of mild detergent to dab at the spot. Just avoid getting the bed too wet.

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We really like tufted, quilted cover

Another option is going the mattress protector route. Mattress protectors are convenient because you can just pull them off and toss them in the washer. You can find a bunch of affordable mattress protector options on Amazon. However, we would note that adding a mattress protector can stifle the airflow through the mattress and might even change the feel a little bit.

Avocado Mattress Construction & Layers

The Avocado Green Mattress is a hybrid bed, constructed with both foam and coils for support that doesn’t compromise comfort.

An 8″ layer of coils provides plenty of support and gives the bed a bit of that traditional innerspring feel. The eco-friendly recycled steel coils are individually fabric-encased, which allows for zoned support and prevents coils that are depressed from creating a ripple effect throughout the mattress. That’s what causes a bed to slope in towards a sleeper, which can cause whoever else is sleeping in the bed to roll into their partner. But again, you don’t have to worry about that with this mattress.

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Construction of the Avocado Mattress with pillow top

The standard mattress has a 3″ layer of organic latex foam on top of the coils. If you opt for the additional pillow top, you get two more inches of organic latex foam.

Will Side Sleepers Like The Avocado Mattress?

With or without the pillow top, this bed is on the firmer side, though, keep in mind that this is all relative. For petite and medium size side sleepers, the bed will likely be a little too firm. It just doesn’t offer as much pressure relief as other mattresses. If you’re a strict side sleeper, make sure to check out our list of the Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers.

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If you’re heavier (~250 lb) and add the pillow top, you’ll probably be just fine sleeping on your side with Avocado. A lot of this is subjective based on your weight, so while most people will prefer sleeping on their back and/or stomach with Avocado, certain people should be okay on their side.

And What About Back/Stomach Sleepers?

This is indeed a good mattress for those who sleep on their back and/or stomach. As we’ve discussed, it’s a firmer bed which tends to be better for back and stomach sleeping. Again, the idea is to keep your spine in proper alignment.

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Ideal for back and stomach sleepers

When you’re sleeping on your back or stomach, you need ample support to keep from waking up sore and this mattress does offer plenty of support.

Is Avocado Good For Petite And Medium Size People?

Yes, it can be, but comfort is very subjective and your weight does affect how a mattress feels for you. The general rule is that the lighter you are, the firmer a bed feels, and vice versa. And since the Avocado mattress is medium-firm with the topper, and firm without, that’s something to keep in mind for particularly petite folks. If you know what to expect, we imagine that you’ll find Avocado to be a very comfortable mattress.

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No problem for petite and medium size folks

What About For Heavier Folks?

In short—yes. Heavier people need a bed that offers a lot of support, and they should also consider the durability of a mattress because the bigger the person, the faster they’ll wear it down. Avocado is a very durable, thicker mattress at 11-13″ depending on whether or not you opt for the pillow top, but either way it’s plenty thick for heavier folks (no way you’ll bottom out), and the bed’s coils and firmness provide enough support for our bigger sleepers.

How is the Avocado Mattress for Couples?

When shopping for a mattress, some features couples should pay particular attention to are the bed’s edge support and motion isolation.

Avocado has good edge support. That means that couples sharing a smaller bed, like a full or a queen, can use all available space, as opposed to avoiding those outer few inches for fear of rolling off the side of the bed.

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Solid edge support on the Avocado mattress

It also has pretty good motion isolation, which means that the mattress deadens most cross-bed motion. That’s desirable for couples, particularly if one partner is an active sleeper or one of you gets up a lot. You won’t have to worry about anyone being jostled awake by someone turning over or sneaking to the kitchen for a midnight snack.

Does The Avocado Green Mattress Sleep Hot?

Avocado is constructed with latex foam, which is generally cooler than memory foam. The mattress also incorporates coils, which allow for great airflow. These features will help prevent you from getting too hot during the night.

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A bed’s firmness can also contribute to temperature regulation. Because this is a firm mattress, you stay cooler by sleeping more on top of the bed as opposed to sinking into the top layer and being cradled in your body heat. It’s not a cooling mattress per se, but it will be a viable option for hot sleepers.

Verdict: Avocado Green Mattress

It’s not as cheap as an Amazon bed, but it is solid value if you really care about materials and manufacturing processes. For back, stomach, and combination sleepers, Avocado is going to be a great bed. And it will be even better if you want a responsive, naturally cooler mattress. The only negatives that you can point out with this bed are related to personal preferences and are therefore not really negatives. Sure, it’s not for everyone, but there’s a considerable subset of people that will absolutely love the Avocado mattress.

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How Avocado Compares

I know we’ve already technically ended the review, but there’s so much more to say, especially when we compare Avocado to other popular bed-in-box mattresses. In this section, we are going to do mini mattress comparisons so that you can get a better idea, relatively speaking, of what Avocado has to offer.

Purple — We are looking at two responsive, durable beds here. Avocado, as we’ve mentioned, uses latex foam, while Purple has a proprietary material called Hyper-Elastic Polymer. The feel will be totally different, but at least there’s some clear separation. Compared to Purple, Avocado will have more of a traditional innerspring feel. Purple is completely unique and feels almost like you’re laying on a giant Dr. Scholl’s insole. You can find out more in our full Avocado vs Purple comparison.

Saatva —In terms of support, durability, and bounce, Saatva and Avocado are similar, though, if you were to put them next to each other you’d be able to tell the difference. Saatva incorporates memory foam, albeit relatively little, which means the difference in feel between the beds will mostly come down to the firmness level you select.

Casper — Avocado will feel firmer, more supportive, and bouncier than Casper. As such, of the two, we’d consider Avocado to be the better option for heavier individuals, long term. Casper, on the other hand, will be a bit softer and would get the edge for strict side sleepers. It’s not a truly soft mattress, but we think that it will be just fine for average and petite size side sleepers.

Zinus — These two are polar opposites, but what the heck. Avocado is firmer, more supportive, and more premium in terms of materials and construction. Zinus, however, sells for under $500 often times and has a soft, memory foam feel. Before the AmazonBasics mattress hit the scene, Zinus was considered the budget mattress. In this comparison, you would likely only get Zinus if price was your number one concern.

Experience With The Avocado Mattress

We try to always emphasize that a mattress will feel different to different people. As such, we thought it might be a good idea to share the perspective from individuals with different body types and sleeping preferences. Below are the thoughts from folks on our team.

Petite Side Sleeper — I hardly put any pressure on the mattress since I weigh 110 lb. As such, if I wanted to sleep on my side the entire night, it would just be too firm for me. When I lay on my back or stomach, though, the support is definitely there. I think for me, I would prefer the mattress with the topper.

Large Stomach Sleeper — I weigh about 240 lb, which means I need a supportive bed. With the topper, I think I could sleep on Avocado in pretty much any position I want.

Medium Side Sleeper — Avocado definitely feels firmer, but I like the pillow topper. Would I want to sleep all night on my side? Probably not, but if I roll to my side occasionally it’s not a big deal. I could sleep on my back or stomach without issue. For reference, I weigh about 165 lb.

Medium (Mostly) Back Sleeper — No problem—Avocado is just fine for me. I probably wouldn’t want the version without the pillow top, though. I want a medium-firm mattress, and that’s pretty much what Avocado (with the topper) feels like.

Review Team

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Louis Côté

Side Sleeper

reynoso

Jack Reynoso

Combo Sleeper

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

Tharon Green

Stomach Sleeper

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?

We were sent the mattress by Avocado in order to produce this review. However, we did not accept any monetary compensation to provide this review and we operate completely independently of Avocado.

Do I need to flip or rotate my mattress?

You do not need to flip the Avocado mattress. Its construction has the support layer at the bottom, so flipping is not necessary. It is suggested that you rotate the bed, though. The company says to rotate your mattress once per month, for the first six months, then once every three months to ensure even performance.

Does this mattress work well with a box spring?

It is not recommended to use a proper box spring with the Avocado mattress since it already contains springs. A flat, hard, non-yielding surface is best suited for this bed.

Where is the Avocado mattress made?

It is made in the United States. In fact, their beds are handmade in Avocado's certified facility located in Los Angeles.

Is this the only product that Avocado offers?

No. They also sell a vegan mattress, pillows, a mattress topper, and bed frames.

Is Avocado available in stores?

Last we checked, Avocado isn't available at any nationwide brick and mortar retailers. We have seen other brands such as Tuft & Needle, Casper, and Purple sell in physical stores, but most of these online companies just stick to selling online for one reason or another. We could easily see Avocado being sold in a store such as World Market or even REI.